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Old 10-17-2008, 05:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Sylvia in talks with Dream

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Originally Posted by mmaweekly
Former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia might be making another big move soon--to the land of the Rising Sun.

Sylvia's manager, Monte Cox, confirmed to MMAInsider that Japanese promotions Dream and Sengoku have expressed interest in importing the tree-limbed fighter. No agreements have been signed, but negotiations are ongoing.

Sylvia's non-exclusive deal with Affliction allows the move, although Cox says he would also like to see Sylvia face off with Paul Buentello or Roy Nelson on Affliction's January card--i.e., someone a little less lofty than Fedor Emelianenko--to lay the groundwork for a comeback.

Save for a few marquee names, Dream and Sengoku's heavyweight divisions are paper thin. If Sylvia's in the mood for sushi, he might do some serious damage in Japan.
Source:http://www.mmaweekly.com/blog/2008/1...nd-sengoku.asp

Hopefully if he signs and Cro Cop gets better we can see the fight we never got to in the UFC.
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